We’ve provided expert rug repair services to homeowner in MetroWest and across New England since 1985. We work with only the best craftsmen and repair experts to ensure that your rugs — whether treasured heirlooms or decorative utility rugs for your playrooms — will last longer, look great, and keep serving you well.
Specialty Repair Techniques
With this process, a neat, nearly invisible stitch is sewn back and forth from end to end on the fringe sides of your rug. This prevents rugs from unraveling at the edges (where wear is more harmful), by ensuring that the colored wool knots that compose the rug’s design will not pull off at the ends of the warp threads. This step helps avoid the need of more extensive expensive repairs, and protects against the devaluation of older rugs.
This is for rugs that have already started to unravel on the sides of handmade rugs and anywhere on a rug that already has serging. This tends to happen naturally over time and certainly more frequently with rugs in high traffic areas. To perform this restorative rug repair, matching yarn is selected and stitches are overcast where needed to match the uniformity of the rest of the rug.
Over time and in high traffic areas, fringe on rugs can start to wear out, detracting from the beauty and value of your rug. We can address this through re-fringing, where your choice of knotted or unknotted new fringe is hand sewn onto your rug. Or if the fringe is simply starting to wear or fray, we can carefully and precisely trim the fringe to restore its fresh crisp look.
Rug Binding and Serging
Using the same techniques we do when creating custom rugs, the binding process involves adding a durable and attractive polyester binding to the edge of the rug. Serging is the process of adding a continuous wrap of yarn around the edge of the rug, providing a “borderless” look. Either of these treatments can extend the life of your rug and create a tailored, neat look that complements any style.
We also offer other, more specialized rug repair services, which we assess and address on a custom basis to ensure you are getting the most effective, long lasting, and cost-appropriate repair based upon the age and value of your rug. We are far more interested in having you be happy with your rug than we are in performing unnecessary work.
For any rug repair needs or concern, you can trust our 30-year reputation for outstanding service and work, and that we’ll give your honest, sound advice on what repairs are needed. Just give us a call or drop a line and we’ll be happy to help.